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  • Posted: Mar 22, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa.
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    Mine Maintenance Electrician

    About The Job

    About This Role

    • To conduct electrical maintenance, deployment, troubleshooting, replacement, repair, and testing of electrical equipment and systems on drills, shovels and support equipment, according to electrical codes, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications and safety standards to ensure equipment availability and optimal mining operations and production.

    In This Role You Will
    Electrical Maintenance:

    • Perform preventive maintenance routines and inspections.
    • Generate a work order before the remedial or repair work is carried out.
    • Raise a job card for work to be carried out, if any problems are identified.
    • Attend to items on the maintenance planning schedule, as and when required.
    • Accomplish work objectives by determining own work schedule, coordinate with support services.

    Troubleshoot technical and / or operational problems:

    • Perform installations, maintenance and repair activities, in accordance with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications.
    • Perform routine maintenance on all electrical equipment, and ensure effective functioning, including but not limited to maintenance of drills, shovel and support equipment.
    • Perform a variety of other maintenance tasks, such as electrical preventive maintenance.
    • Confirm that tag-outs / lock-outs are in place when disconnecting / connecting and removing electrical components.

    Attend to equipment breakdowns:

    • Provide information with regards to maintaining sufficient spare availability and stock levels.
    • Assist specialists in making more complex repairs.
    • Work within established procedures and operating manuals, as set out by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) and best practice.
    • Check that daily and rotational quality targets are achieved, including First Stop After Preventive Maintenance (FSAPM), Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) and Mean Time to Repairs (MTTR).


    • Carry out daily inspections and record all findings.
    • Check all malfunctioned electrical systems, and conduct root cause analysis in order to diagnose whether to repair or replace.
    • Analyze specified problems and issues to find the best technical solutions within Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications and in accordance with local codes.
    • Strive to reduce downtime and minimize costs.


    • Maintain records of maintenance and repair work.
    • Produce daily reports indicating the jobs for the day and submit the report to the Supervisor.

    Health, Safety and Environment:

    • Deliver on prescribed outcomes and / or provide support services, by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
    • Inspect the equipment to check and identify any electrical and basic mechanical risks.
    • Attend all safety meetings.

    Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist
    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • Electrical Engineering Technician certificate.
    • Electrical Trade training, apprenticeship.
    • MINCOM certified as Inspection Engineer is an advantage.

    Additional Knowledge:

    • Advance knowledge of mechanical maintenance principles and industry standards.
    • Advance knowledge and experience of maintaining drills, shovels and support equipment.
    • Knowledge of the work management process.
    • Knowledge of planning and scheduling.
    • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) / Enterprise Resource Package (ERP).


    • Minimum of 3 years’ electrical maintenance experience in a mining equipment maintenance, preferably repairing and maintaining drills, shovels and support equipment.

    Technical Skills:

    • Communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to identify problems and to report by using technical names of equipment parts.
    • Ability to develop / maintain electrical distribution, generation and transmission systems and networks.
    • Ability to correctly read power meters and record the readings accurately.
    • Ability to maintain, commission equipment in accordance with legislation, regulations and international standards.
    • Ability to manage the quality of operations in accordance with the quality standards of the organisation and international best practice.

    Behavioural Attributes:

    • Reliable.
    • Safety conscious.
    • Detail focused.
    • Technically inclined.
    • Takes initiative.
    • Results driven.
    • Proactive.
    • Resilient.
    • Team player.

    Working Conditions:

    • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job.
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to work in confined spaces and will be exposed to extreme vibration.
    • Work Environment: The employee is required to operate in a safety-critical environment. The incumbent will occasionally lift heavy materials and / or operate heavy machinery.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask according to working conditions.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Newmont Corporation on to apply

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